Posts in Fashion
Let's talk about (ethical) underwear

Like so many women I know (sadly), I've grown up with a whole complex with my body, and since high school I've tried to minimize my chest in particular. Mostly because I was self-conscious, to be honest, but also for the sake of physical comfort; if I don't strap the girls down with some heavy-duty underwire, it legitimately hurts to do casual life things like, I dunno, walking down stairs. 

But as I've gotten older and grown to have more body peace, I've started to look for bras and underwear that actually help me feel good about my body. But do you know how hard it is to find bras/underwear that 1.) actually support you, 2.) won't fall the frick apart in a few wears, and 3.) aren't made in sweatshops?

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Why I choose slow fashion

This whole thing started when I realized I was shopping to make myself feel better.

It's crazy to look back on it, because, like most things in my life, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. At the time, I was living on my own, and not in school or working a full-time job for the first time in several years, and I would spend long stretches of time alone in my apartment, becoming aware of some of my most bizarre habits. It wasn't long before I noticed that when I felt lonely or sad or bored, I'd find myself surfing Madewell's sale section on my phone or browsing Forever 21 online. (Shout out to my budget, hey girl.) 

Around this time, I'd also been thinking about an article I read about "fast fashion," and how compulsive buying is actually linked to the pace in which we live our lives. In particular, I kept coming back to one line in that article:

A “slow fashion” movement has emerged which emphasizes buying less clothing and sticking to garments made using sustainable, ethical practices.
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